Break Through - Sun streaks break througn the cloud cover at sunrise creating unusual light on the foothills of Buffalo, Red and Thorne mountains in the fall folliage. Silverthorne, Colorado.
Crystal Lake Fall Foliage Reflection
Beautiful early morning fall foliage, cloudscape and Red Mountain reflection on Crystal Lake near Red Mountain Pass, Ouray.
Lake Dillon Fire and Ice
Lake Dillon Fire and Ice - A beautiful red sunrise and reflection in the water and ice of Lake Dillon with Independence Peak, Swan Mountain, Mt Guyot, and Mt Baldy in the background. Frisco, Summit County, Colorado
Mt Snefels Reflection in Willow Swamp Basin Pond
Mt Snefels Reflection in Willow Swamp Basin Pond - The fall foliage, Mt Sneffels and clouds glisten in the reflection in Willow Swamp Basin pond at the end of County road 7, Ridgway, Colorado.
Salute to Sneffels
Salute to Sneffels - A stand of pine trees on the pond edge stand in salute to the morning rise of Mt Sneffels. County Road 7 (Dallas Creek Road), Ridgway, Colorado.
Sheep Mountain Reflection in Lizard Lake
Sheep Mountain Reflection in Lizard Lake - A snowcapped Sheep Mountain is reflected in the mirror-like still waters of Lizard Lake containing a beaver dam. Marble, Colorado.
Six Peaks - South pond reflects the golden aspens and Buffalo, Red and Thorne mountains creating six peaks at sunrise. Silverthorne, Colorado.
Baldy Between Blazes
Baldy Between Blazes - Bald Mountain in Breckenridge (also known as Baldy) is highlighted between the blazes of a red sunrise and the red sunrise reflection in Lake Dillon. Guyot Mountain can be seen to the left of Baldy. Giberson Bay, Dillon, Colorado.
Double Spotter Sandpiper
Double Spotter Sandpiper - Spotted Sandpiper and its reflection, makes one wonder what are we seeing?
Tenmile and Gore Range Reflection
Tenmile and Gore Range Reflection - The majesty of Peak One in the Tenmile Range and Buffalo Mountain in the Gore Range are reflected in Lake Dillon on a beautiful spring day in Summit County.
Mirror Mirror - Mirror Mirror on the wall who is the most beautiful duck of them all - me the Mandarin. Many experts judge the Mandarin duck to be the most beautiful waterbird on the planet. Both rare and colorful, one was found in Denver, Colorado.
Ringneck Reconnaissance - A ring-necked duck flies reconnaissance searching for open water before joining its flock
Ring-neck Reflection - A ring-neck duck and its splash is reflected as it launches from a pond.
Barrow's Goldeneye Winging Over Ripples
Barrow's Goldeneye Winging Over Ripples - A Barrow's Goldeneye duck flies over the Silverthorne water treatment pond and makes an interesting reflection in the ripples.
Wigeon Water Wings
Wigeon Water Wings - An American wigeon duck and its reflection with wings out stretched make a splash down landing on water.
Wigeon On Watch
Wigeon On Watch - A wigeon duck catches the early morning sunlight and creating a shimmer in its green face patch and reflection. Socorro, New Mexico.
Crane Breakfast Quench
A sandhill crane quenches its thirst after a long night of predator watch
Two cranes walking to join their crane mates.
Two sandhill cranes having a mini conference.
A sandhill Crane makes a wingtip reflection as it departs to find food in the nearby fields.
A sandhill crane takes an early morning drink from a pond
Sandhill Cranes Roosting at Sunset
Sandhill Cranes Roosting Sunset - Sandhill cranes arrive at the ponds and roost for the night just as the sun is setting. Roosting in ankle deep water protects them from approaching predators. Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico.
Sunrise Quench - A sandhill crane raises its head to swallow water from the roosting pond at sunrise to quench a long night's thirst.
Crane Pair Sunrise Stroll
Crane Pair Sunrise Stroll - A pair of sandhill cranes take a sunrise stroll in the roosting pond and are preparing to launch to the local corn fields for breakfast. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico.
Steamy Stance - A sandhill cranes awakes from roosting for the night in steam fog created by the rising sun, cool air temperatures and warm water.
Sandhill Cranes Balance on One Leg
Double Balance - Two sandhill cranes awake to the sunrise after roosting for the night balanced on one leg. The cold air on the warm wetland creates steam fog also known as sea smoke.
Female Northern Shoveler Floating
A female northern shoveler floats in sunrise glow.
Male Northern Shoveler Swimming
A male (drake) northern shoveler swims in the early morning light.
Female Common Goldeneye Right Side
Female Common Goldeneye, Yellowstone, National Park, Wyoming